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Very soon my blog will move to my website...as soon as it is done that is. This blog will be my Theatrical life of directing The Secret Garden

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

...more challenges with the QUILTER'S collateral

Well, we are now getting down to the wire. Some of you have followed my travails in creating the logo for Quilters, the musical based upon the true stories of pioneer women.

This was designed last spring.
Well, the show has now been cast with delightfully talented women and I cannot WAIT to see the show. But, in the mean time, I've gotten back on my graphics horse and have to have the finished poster done by Friday.... Yikes!

But, yours truly has been pushing herself hard.

One cool thing that the director, Chrissie Addison, wanted was the background of the poster to look like old OLD aged paper.  Now how in the heck-aroo will I do that?   So me puts on me think'n cap and came up with a novel approach.  Take a brown paper grocery shopping bag, crinkle it up a lot and then scan it and tweak it in Photo Shop.

Yesterday I sent her the poster 1 and she sent me back changes. The background was a wave of sepia colors.  Today I did the crunched paper bag thing and it took three scans to get what I wanted. At one point I had to iron the center of the paper because it was TOO wrinkled.  lol. Today I made the her changes and created two posters. One that I liked and one that she had added a tweak or two.


So here they are.  What do YOU think? I think I like them both equally well.
So which ever one she chooses will be fine with me.

Oh, and an added note. We both are not fond of the grim looks on the actors faces. I also didn't like that blob of white in the upper corner. Takes the focus away from the girls.  The daughter on the right was way to far to the right and I had to crop her out and move her to the left. 
Chrissie's been given the new parameters for the 'happy' photo. Then I can create another logo and the poster will be done. Yea!


  1. Definitely the one on the left. The eye flows across it easier. The one on the right feels disjointed.

  2. I LOVE Quilters!! I was in a version of it summer of 1986. Wow! Writing that makes me feel so old! We had so much fun doing this show and working with the ladies that made our quilt squares. We even did the stiching for the huge quilt backdrop that we had. (Small theatre) What wonderful memories! One of the women now sings opera with the Met!

  3. I saw the show on Friday night. They cast is awesomly wonderful. I highly recommend anyone to go see it at the Imagination Theater! at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, CA.

    It is done 'in the round' and is wonderful. I saw it 23 years ago directed by someone else and I was NOT fond of the show. Chrissie has out done herself with this production.... yummy.